I had some thoughts going in my brain yesterday. I was in a bit of a funk from the moment my feet hit the floor. I hate that. It was Sunday. I love Sunday’s. There was no real reason for it but it took me a little bit to shake it.
I’m reading ‘Jesus+Nothing=Everything’ by Tullian Tchividjian (not a typo). I’m thoroughly enjoying how this book goes from leisure to a smack between the eyes. It’s a good one.
Last week, I read this quote in said book. “The greatest mistake made by people is hoping to discover in themselves that which is to be found in Christ alone” – A.W Pink.
I wondered about this today. I’ve been a believer for a long time. I know that I am who I am only by the grace of God. Yet, this morning, in not feeling “good enough” I wondered if it was cause of things I hadn’t done enough of. Was there something I was hoping to discover in myself that was meant to be found in Christ alone? Amazing what feeling blah can do to you. If I had to look closely at my heart, I can’t call this a wasted blah moment.
Then truth sank in. Reminders of who God is and who He says I am flooded.
He draws all men unto Himself. His Church is plan A and there is no plan B. There is nothing I can do to add to or to take away from His love and His gift of salvation. His promises are yes and amen. His ways are higher and unsearchable. He leads us through fire, He calls us onto water. He speaks to storms. He speaks in whispers. He speaks through the least and to be great, He says to serve. He is God. He is love. He calls us to be faithful. He is faithful regardless of our strength. In fact, when we are weak, He is strong. He doesn’t tell us what all is in store yet tells us to count the cost and follow. He tells us it won’t be easy. He tells us He knows. He made a way, paid the ultimate price and won. He doesn’t let us go.
I needed an identity reminder. That reminder was truth – it was not about my successes or my shortcomings…or how I felt in the moment.
I read this…
“But God was assuring me that my identity, worth, and value had nothing to do with my strength or ability to win. It had nothing to do with me at all. It had everything to do with the finished work of Jesus for me”.
I pray that your Monday finds you well and that today, you walk in the reality that you are all that He says you are. I needed the reminder.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without waivering, for He who promised is faithful” – Hebrews 10:23